Being one of the most comprehensive projects I have performed thus far, the project for the website for the steelworks factory Gunnebo Doetinchem lasted for about 2 months in 2017. The aim of the website was twofold: to offer an attractive insight into the company for potential job-candidates, but also for the local community and municipality officials.

At Gunnebo Doetinchem, safes which are build into ATM’s are mass produced. Gunnebo Doetinchem is part of the Gunnebo Group AG, a Swedish company with over 3000 employees worldwide, of which approximately 250 work in Doetinchem.

The project included a WordPress Theme (custom build), support for both Dutch and English (many employees at the factory are of Eastern-European origin) and an extensive Magazine style section with articles on the production process, and factory management and employees. About 12 short films and many photographs were made to be used in this Magazine.

For this project, I spend about 6 weeks at the factory, while living in a rental home nearby. This allowed for flexible planning and ad-hoc opportunities for filming, and gave me a genuine insight into the procedures and culture at the factory. On several occasions I was helped by collogues during filming and while performing interviews (often, an interview with more than 2 people will yield a more dynamic result). Interviews and articles focused on the craftmanship at the factory as well as the human interest side of working at a factory.

Part of the project are regular updates to reflect the ongoing affairs at the factory. One of these developments concerns an extensive automation project which spans multiple years.

Photography & Film

All images have been made with a Leica S2 Medium Format camera, a Canon 5D IV Full Frame camera and a Canon 5Ds Full Frame camera. Additional lenses were Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II.

All short films have been filmed with a Panasonic Varicam LT cinema camera. Footage was shot in V-Log at 2K with 10 bit depth. Editing and color-correcting took place in DaVinci Resolve. Sound was recorded with Neumann microphones and edited in Adobe Audition. Additonal lenses included an Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5. Lighting was done with Litepanels Astra 1×1 Bi-Color LED 2000W.

Sequence of a short feature on a junior welding robot operator.

Image for the accompanying Magazine article.

Scenes from the set of short films.